Artist’s Statements with Laura Robertson

28 January 2020 / 18:30-20:30

For Castlefield Gallery Associates members only

An artist’s statement, simply put, is an insight into an artist and their work, in their own words. It has many purposes; the process of writing it can help artists to tackle work in progress, shape exhibition text, or apply for funding. A statement shouldn’t be boring or sound like anyone else’s and it should absolutely reflect the artist’s practice.

This supportive and friendly group crit for members of Castlefield Gallery Associates, steered by an experienced writer and editor, will provide detailed and constructive feedback. Participants will leave with individually tailored editorial comments from Laura Robertson, plus new words and ideas from their peer group.

Laura Robertson is a writer, critic and editor based in Liverpool. A reviewer of contemporary arts and culture for international magazines (including Frieze, Hyperallergic, Art Monthly, ArtReview, a-n), and broadcast (BBC Four Front Row), she is also co-founder and contributing editor at The Double Negative online magazine; an MA Writing student at the Royal College of Art; critical writer-in-residence at Open Eye Gallery; and a former director of The Royal Standard Gallery & Studios. She has edited and contributed writing to two new books in 2019: ‘Present Tense’, which comments on current tensions in the fields of art and culture; and ‘NOIT — 5: bodies as in buildings’, made on residency at Flat Time House.

This session is for members of Castlefield Gallery Associates, the gallery’s development scheme for artists, curators and writers working in the field of contemporary art. More info here